“ElderDog Canada is an amazing charity that I am very passionate about.
I will be making a donation to ElderDog Canada in each client’s name” ~ Nicolle


ElderDog Canada Inc. is a national, community-based,
non-profit organization with a mission to:

  • assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions
  • provide care and companionship for older dogs who have lost a human companion
  • educate health and animal care professionals and people of all ages about the human-animal bond and the role of companion animals in the health and well-being of seniors
  • honour life and loss of canine companions through consolation and commemoration

ElderDog programs include:


  • help for seniors with daily dog care activities
  • foster care and adoption of older dogs
  • long-term care planning for companion dogs
  • volunteering, service learning, education, and research opportunities
  • bereavement support
  • commemoration and perpetual care


The work of ElderDog is only made possible by the commitment of dedicated volunteers who donate valuable time and skills.
ElderDog volunteers are involved in:

  • Leadership and committee work
  • Daily care activities (e.g., dog walking, food delivery, transportation to and from vet)
  • Foster care of older dogs
  • Professional care assistance (e.g., grooming, animal health, bereavement counselling)
  • Technical and artistic activities (e.g., photography, writing, woodworking, knitting, sewing)
  • Education and outreach, research and writing
  • Communication and outreach (e.g., website development, public relations)

What Does ElderDog Need Most Now?

Corporate sponsorship, financial contributions, scholarship sponsorship, fund raisers, marketing and public relations assistance, researchers/writers, regional/local coordinators